Example of a Bad Menu Design?
By Roman Strobl on VIII 04, 2006
Today I noticed something really weird. I've been using NetBeans already for years but this is the first time I noticed that there is an action called Correct Javadoc in the Tools menu. I went back to my code and then back to my menu - and it disappeared! Guess what, this menu changes depending on where your caret is. I guess a good example of a bad menu design... this action should be just gray if I can't use it, shouldn't it? And we should help users discover how to use it somehow.
So... can you find out how to make it appear in the menu yourself or not? :) Too bad such a very useful action is so hard to discover! Watch out, the action sometimes moves up and down in the menu, too.